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New York Times, Friday, March 8, 1985

36-Down : Explores an idea

Author:
William Canine
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { H J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 251 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 56, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1985, The New York TimesNo. 12,904
Across
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Tamworths : PIGS
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Type of energy : SOLAR
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Limited : NARROW
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Tommyrot! : BALONEY
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Submissive : SERVILE
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" ... that ___ religion" : OLDTIME
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Power agcy. : TVA
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R.N.'s dispensations : DOSAGES
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Backyard sport : TAG
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Grate : RASP
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Suction-pipe strainer : STRUM
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Lockup : BRIG
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Idolize : ADORE
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Bad ___, German spa : EMS
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Shades of brown : BRANS
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Gymnasium : PALESTRA
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Cross preceder : CRISS
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Is conspicuous : STANDSOUT
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Celerity : SPEED
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Hoosier : INDIANAN
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Bridges : SPANS
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Stout : ALE
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A daughter of Dione : NIOBE
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Former Baltimorean : COLT
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Type of lace : FILET
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Protuberance : NODE
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Maple seed's wing : ALA
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Actor in "The Green Berets" : ALDORAY
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Accomplished : DID
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Buff : DEVOTEE
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Puts up fodder : ENSILES
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Made tough : STEELED
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Inventor Rudolf : DIESEL
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Perfume ingredient : ORRIS
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Ladies of Sp. : SRAS
Down
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Sunshade : PARASOL
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Nickname for Thalberg : IRV
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Storage-battery plate : GRID
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Concert performances : SOLOS
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Beaver State's capital : SALEM
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Automobile pioneer : OLDS
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Garonne tributary : LOT
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Grieg's "___ Dance" : ANITRAS
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Lasts : REMAINS
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The Sagebrush State : NEVADA
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Occidental : WESTERN
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Counterfeit : BOGUS
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Safecrackers : YEGGS
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Wristlet : STRAP
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Tatouay or tatou : ARMADILLO
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Accounted for : PRESENT
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Part of Elizabeth II's realm : BRITAIN
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Billie Sol ___ : ESTES
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Cub, e.g. : BRUIN
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Little fellow : TAD
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Adult scrod : COD
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Displayed disdain : SNEERED
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Italian olive-growing center : SPOLETO
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Idle chatter : PALAVER
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Explores an idea : NOODLES
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Milton's "servant of God" : ABDIEL
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The basics : NEEDS
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Lots and lots : SCADS
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Forwarded : AIDED
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Makes an escape : FLEES
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Ancient city of Egypt : TANIS
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Huns' king : ATLI
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River into the North Sea : YSER
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___ hill 'n' dale : OER
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"The law ___ ass": Dickens : ISA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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